ITT musicians who are famous mostly because they died young and/or due to the circumstances of their deaths
Listen to most "Grunge" musicians and you will realize that they were just hard rock or punk rock bands that came from Seattle. Some songs to fit the Grunge sound people tried to describe though. Smells like team Spirit or Blackhole Sun are 2 i can get out from the top of my head.
I like to see Nirvana as a stepping stone. They are the band that got me REALLY into music when I was a teenager. I still think they're great. Every Nirvana song is just so unique.
Yeah they obviously were popular before he died but he wouldn't be that glorified if it weren't for him dying at an early age.
This is extremely true. Black metal in general wouldn't have become as popular as it did if it weren't for all the chaos surrounding Mayhem and Burzum. It got huge news coverage in Norway at the time.
had he not died he would be just another washed up relic of the 90's
them, especially ritchie valens, 17 years old wonder how much pop music today would be spanish were he alive
I like Closer and Atmosphere was one of my favorite songs when I was younger but it's true.
If it was not made on his deathbed, not only would Donuts be regarded as just a decent, uninteresting release, but Dilla would be just another producer with maybe a few dedicated fans at most.
Search your heart; you know it to be true
although I love his music I guess you could say Nick Drake, nobody would know about him if he was just some depressed guy who lived into old age alone